Apr 05, 2020  
Catalog 2020-2021 
Catalog 2020-2021


Chair of the Department of Economics: Joerg Bibow

Professors: Joerg Bibow; Roy J. Rotheim;
Peter von Allmen, The David H. Porter Chair

Associate Professors: Monica Das, Marketa Wolfe

Assistant Professor: Sandra Goff, Rodrigo Schneider, Smriti Tiwari, Kamilah Williams

Visiting Assistant Professor: Sean D’Evelyn, Patrick Reilly

Emeritus Professors: Robert Jones, Mehmet Odekon

Lecturer: Severin Carlson

Visiting Lecturer: Brandon McCoy

Department Overview

Students majoring in economics learn analytical skills and methods of the field, including deductive reasoning, decision-making techniques, quantitative analysis, and modeling principles, and apply these skills in analysis of the ways in which economic forces affect national and international policies and issues. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition and goals of the college, the economics major supports the students’ growth in critical thinking, problem solving, global understanding and appreciation, and communication skills. In core courses, students learn analytical and quantitative skills. In upper-level courses, students apply these analytical, quantitative, and writing skills, focus on a variety of domestic and international policy-oriented issues, and engage in independent research.

Omicron Delta Epsilon, Alpha Zeta Chapter

OMICRON DELTA EPSILON, ALPHA ZETA CHAPTER: Omicron Delta Epsilon is an economics honor society that was initially formed in 1915 and became an international honor society in 1969. Omicron honors academic achievement in economics and encourages devotion and advancement in the field. The eligibility requirements include:

  1. a strong interest in economics;
  2. completion of at least four economics courses and a 3.60 or higher average in economics; and
  3. a GPA of 3.60 or higher in all college courses taken.

Credit for Advanced Placement


Students receiving a score of 5 on the AP microeconomics exam will receive credit for having taken EC 104. Students receiving a score of 5 on the AP macroeconomics exam will receive credit for having taken EC 103. Students who receive scores of 4 can elect to take a qualifying exam as a petition to grant credit for EC 103 and/or EC 104. The qualifying exams are offered before the start of classes in each semester by the department chair. Note: AP courses do not satisfy the college QR2 requirement.  Students with IB credits in economics should contact the department chair regarding potential credit for introductory economics courses.

Major Requirements


Minor Requirements




Course Listing

EC 243 - Environmental and Resource Economics  
EC 283 - The Economics of Health and Healthcare  
EC 286 - Economics of Development